Bed bugs hit The Onion again

by nobugsonme on June 19, 2011 · 1 comment

in bed bugs, bed bugs in the media, humor

The Onion’s slacker commentator Jim Anchower described his bout with bed bugs last week in I Had Bedbugs, But They’re All Cleared Up Now.

Anchower claims he got bed bugs from a sofa he found on a curb.  He tosses out all his stuff, but finds the silver lining.

The good thing is that I had to wash all my clothes, so I’ve got two weeks before I run out of clean skivvies and have to freeball it again. I don’t remember the last time every piece of clothing I owned was clean.

I should have known it was too good to be true, a couch that looks like that, brown velvet with no rips or stains and not smelling like pee. Man, no one throws away a piece of furniture that fine. From now on, I’m not pulling anything out of the garbage until I ask the owners if they got bedbugs. And I hope that happens soon, because I am tired of sleeping on a pile of blankets on the floor.

The details — laundering everything one owns, sleeping on plastic chairs — suggest someone at The Onion probably has some insider knowledge about bed bugs.

The Onion has delved into the topic a few times previously.

1 Chuck007 July 14, 2011 at 1:21 am

If he is sleeping on blankets on the floor and has not been bitten wow more power to him . That means the bugs did not get into his base boards . I have not seen a bug in awhile but I’m still getting phantom bites but after a 2 year infestation I might be paranoid .

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